Dictionary of Sydney

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Coogee shark net

Shark net which was built after the construction of Coogee Pier. It cost 6,750 pounds to build and stretched halfway across the bay and was attached to one of the pylons of the pier. The opening coincided with the unveiling of Giles' Ocean Baths and new surf sheds and attracted a crowd of 135,000 people. Within four months, the number of bathers had reached 800,000. Floodlights were installed and night surfing attracted 20,000 to 30,000 a night. The net fell into disrepair during World War II and was dismantled.

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16 Nov 1929
Oct 1942 - 29 Nov 1942